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. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> from the russian river to the santa cruz mountains and just about everywhere in between a mass and this storm is not over. >> one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the bay area now the scene of a murder history. how the weather could complicate the investigation. and 1,491 days after you voted for prop eight. will the supreme court finally step in and resolve the issue of same sex marriage. >> swollen rivers. flooded streets. fallen trees and people in the dark. this a little november storm just gave the bay area a nasty beating and the second round in the fight is not over yet. paul deanno, it's not over yet. >>> cbs 5 high definition doppler is still showing some rainfall. we had widespread rainfall rates about a half inch of rain per hour. tonight scattered showers out there with very small pocket of moderate rainfall. one of those pockets is right over the top of heelsburg. some scattered showers around paulo alto. and walnut creeks. the break between these soakers round two and round three that continues tonight. t
risks her life every time she takes the stage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. people in northern california just can't catch a break. the third big storm in four days is baring down on the region tonight. rivers in the area have a history of dangerous flash flooding as those who live along their banks know all too well. carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: the ground is soaked, creeks are full and rivers are on the rise. >> i've never seen it that high even during the spring. >> reporter: a storm drain near sacramento wasn't cleared fast enough to save the home of michael jimenez. in california's wine country, when the water gets this high along the russian river, people get worried. >> it's happened so many timeses and it does come, like, clockwork. >> reporter: victoria daly and her family know how dangerous this water can be. the russian river has seen severe flooding in the past. the worst in 1986, when the entire town was under several feet of water. daly said her home is always one of the first to flood. >>
obvious." you couldn't tell me when i handed out the wiener-dog lasers!?! . >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> breaking news in oakland four people have been shot all within a couple blocks of one another. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. chris christin. >> that's correct we have a massive scene out here along sixth street. a long scene. you can see multiple cruisers. this area encompassing about six blocks where we're being told shootings happened and multiple people involved in the shootings. multiple victims from what we're hearing right now. four people shot. one person according to authorities is in critical condition at this moment. we don't know the conditions of the other four currently. and information just coming in at this moment. i talked to a couple neighbors in this area that heard the gunfire a short time ago before we arrived on scene. they described hearing maybe a dozen shots and coming out and seeing people laying in the street. we're hearing four victim so far in this east oakland neighborhoods. a very large presence in east oa
at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. reporting from napa, roberta gonzales cbs 5. >>> and as you just heard, the north bay is going to get hammered but one spot in particular really needs to watch out. in the past, heavy rains have flooded san anselmo creek inundating the downtown with water. voters approved a tax for prevention projects five years ago. but the money has been tied up in court most of the time. now there's about $10 million waiting to be spent. >> there are efforts that -- planning efforts and more to develop what are called retention ponds in upstream areas the idea of which is to slow down the downstream onslaught of water that happens in big rain events. >> the town may be on alert but not everyone there is happy about being on the news. ahead at 6:00, cbs 5's mike sugerman explains why. >>> we might be seeing more of this before all is said and done. this tree came down in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. crews were trying to clean it up this morning. there have been a number of trees that have come down in many parts of the bay area. >> pg&e crews doing what
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round two of the storm is just getting started. we're gonna pinpoint the areas that will get hit the hardest. good evening. i'm dana king. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off. so let's get right to chief meteorologist paul deanno who is tracking the storm on cbs 5 hi-def doppler. >> we've been talking about this rainfall since thanksgiving. we've known it's been coming for about seven days. tonight, it's finally here. the heavy rainfall has arrived. now enveloping just about all of the bay area. check it out. from clear lake, south to cloverdale, napa, vacaville, all now getting a steady soaking rainfall. the 680 corridor, also tapping into the rain, all the way down the pleasanton. look at all that rain, due west of san francisco. san mateo, half moon bay, it will be pouring in the city within the hour. the heaviest rainfall still to the north. it's creeping to the south, though, and tomorrow is going to be a washout, wet all day, windy as well at times, with rough surf and a slight thunderstorm cha
't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> good evening. tonight the lull before the next storm, a chance to clean up. the bay area braces for another round from the river of rain. the rain is starting to come down in napa. these are pictures from the last hour. let's get to meteorologist paul deanno on the latest when the next wave will arrive. >> tracking the rainfall with cbs 5 high def doppler radar. and it is pouring in san francisco. how about that. this is ahead of the next big wave. this is bonus rainfall if you will, though i doubt many people call it bonus. san francisco out by the airport, north across the golden gate to mill valley, over to richland, down to oakland, we're looking at heavy rainfall and light to moderate rain as well. and san jose and cupertino getting rain. and widespread rainfall totallies of 1 to 2 inches. that's why we have a flash flood watch for the north bay, the coast and the mountains and a flood warning for the napa river and the russian river and it's going to be windy as
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round two packed quite a punch. flooding, power outages, downed trees. and the worst is yet to come. good evening. i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off. >> and i'm dana king. let's get right to it with chief meteorologist paul deanno, who is tracking storm no. 3 on cbs 5 hi-def doppler. >> we have storm no. 3, not here yet. it will be about 24 more hours before the meat of that storm moves in. the hi-def doppler looking a lot dryer tonight. this time last night, we had all that pouring rain. that said, it's not dry everywhere. along alexander valley road, we're looking at some light to moderate showers there. cloverdale, we're wet. but we are dry from san francisco all the way up to san mateo. further south to mountain view and cupertino. this break continues. we'll see scattered showers on and off. but there's more heavy rainfall before we're finished. because of that next round of rain, storm no. 3, the flash flood watch for the north bay and the mountains continues. the flood watch for the russian riv
than 100 crab fishing boats idled in port today. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at pier 45 in san francisco, where the fresh crab supply may fail to satisfy the big holiday demand. >> reporter: can you hear the rejoicing coming from under the sea here behind me? crabs are off the hook for now. and they have been all week. the boats there behind me, those are cab boats. and they have been idle since monday. >>> nobody's making money. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: a dispute over the price. they had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november but demand went down after thanksgiving so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a scab came from oregon. >> trying to keep everything going. >> reporter: t
of dozens of spots in the east bay where there is just too much water. cbs 5 reporter da lin is on grizzly peak with more. >> reporter: still moisture in the berkeley hills. the rain for the most part pretty much gone now but just the fog you can see the heavy fog rolling in here visibility is very low. let's show some video we shot earlier today in berkeley. a large treetopled over and fell on to a van. you can see right there the rooftop quite a bit of damage inside the van as well. there were people inside at the time. we believe they were driving this van when the tree came down on them. luckily, no one was hurt in this incident here. also, that pleasanton shopping center you can see the flooding right there in that parking lot. the heavy rain coming down at the same time in the middle of that. large pool of water. that's why it was causing that much water in the flooding situation there. they were able to take care of that situation. back here live now, up in the in the berkeley hills, still some showers and tiny bit of moisture but still low visibility on the hills. live in the berke
7 feet. watch us online at cbssf.com/weather. reporting from napa, roberta gonzales cbs 5. >>> thank you. one north bay community is always on alert during heavy rains. san anselmo has seen some very serious flooding over the years. but some businesses there tell cbs 5's mike sugerman, there is no need to make a big production out of it. >> reporter: well, allen, at san anselmo it is raining now and i'm by the creek and it's actually a beautiful sight. but it would take coming up to about here to actually flood and a lot of people are saying, i don't think that's going to really happen. it's november in san anselmo and here comes the rain. residents know when that happens, the news comes up to cover it. >> a big pain in the ass, kind of like vultures. >> reporter: san anselmo has had floods in 1982 and 2005. it was under water, $100 million in damage last time. people who live here get nervous when it rains. >> the news media has made it scary to come to san anselmo. >> reporter: susan's business is down this week over past years. >> every time it sprinkles in san anselmo, all the ne
and nicholas cage said thanks for the shoes. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." democrats are calling president obama's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff an opening bid. some republicans have different words for it, joke. >> major garret is at the white house and reports on the president's plan and the strong reaction it got from republicans on capitol hill. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah t. the white house brought real numbers and republicans called them an insult, concocted in never neverland. so much for a week of work here in washington to avert what's called the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary tim geithner gave house republicans new ideas on resolving the fiscal cliff. and left with their anger ringing throughout the capitol. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. i've got to tell you, i'm disappointed. >> reporter: here are the big white house numbers. for $4 trillion deficit reduction in ten years, $1.6 trillion comes from households earning mor
by cbs e to cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." headline out of washington, a lot of talk. not a lot of action. not surprisingly, the white house and congress remain far from any deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> with just 27 days to go, republicans are not talking with the obama administration and the president is only talking on tv. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. yesterday at the white house there were vague references to conversations about the the fiscal cliff with congress iion republicans. i can confirm this morning through my sources here at the white house and on capitol hill that there were no substantive conversations or negotiations yesterday at all. no formal e-mails, to conversations, nothing. house speaker boehner's countdown led to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: but washington is counting down this month to the dark unknown of the fiscal cliff. >> thanks for having me. >> reporter: on his first view sbr interview on the
francisco. lots of rain and a few brake lights. >>> the storm still causing trouble on the roads. cbs 5 reporter da lin along the coast where flooding has shut down a stretch of the great highway. da. >> reporter: that's right. the great highway shut down in both directions. it has been shut down since this morning. and take a look. while that is part of the reason you can see there a lot of stranding water on the road, also take a look at the traffic signal pole there. it is buried in sand 7 feet deep because of the high winds blowing the beach sand over on to the roadway. a combination of heavy downpours and high winds flooded streets and knocked out power around the bay area this morning. >> it was pouring down rain. >> reporter: high winds brought down this large tree limb in saratoga. pg&e officials say this 28-foot section shut down traffic on thelma avenue and knocked out power to about 200 homes in the neighborhood. pg&e crews hope to have the electricity here restored b 7:00. 7 outages darkened 1200 homes and businesses. >> we are the first to get the wind off the ocean. so usu
missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor is part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all utility lines in the area moved underground. >> this demonstrates -- this is extremely unfortunate event for many individuals on the hill. >> reporter: for no one more so than scott, who feels fortunate today. jus
hazard in lafayette. and that's where cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is with it's going to take to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen this h
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news. in high definition. >> stranded for hours a total melt down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with w
generation. >> gangnam style. >> on "cbs this morning." >> boo boo a star earning a spot on barbara walters 2012 list of most fascinating people. >> then barbara said i can't do this [ bleep ] anymore and retired. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." crisis in syria may be deepening, but there are also signs of a potential breakthrough. sources tell cbs news the united states has detected signs that syria's government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. >> secretary of state clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it may signal that russia
cultural awards. honors, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. negotiations continue today in washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, but so far there's been more rhetoric than resolve. there's now less than a month to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in next year. john boehner said he can't believe the latest white house proposal. the obama administration insists there's no deal without a tax increase. susan mcginnis is in washington with details this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. it may appear the two sides are nowhere but these talks are expected to pick up dramatically very soon. december is here and as they say here in washington the lawmakers can smell the jet fumes meaning the planes taking them home for their holiday recess. what we're hearing there should be a deal by christmas. the white house is already decorated for the holidays but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over
. like the grand canyon. chicago skyline. or the top two kardashians. >>> welcome >>> welcome to "cbs this morn on fing." on friday we told you republicans on capitol hill ed a whitehite house proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff a joke. this morning the man who made that offer is telling the other er e it's time to put up or shut up. >> and the speaker of the house says the president knows what republicans want but with just 29 days left, it's looking as though both sides are playing a game of political chicken. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning out west. that's right. 29 days until the fiscal cliff. the real deadline could be even closer. one of the negotiators tells cbs news that to actually get the deal done by the end of the year a plan needs to be in place by but at nd-december. ut at the moment, very few are optimistic about that. >> t >> there's no path to an ag agreement. thates not involve republicans acknowledging that rates have to go up for the wealthiest americans. geithneury secretary tim ompromisetalked to
don't have to follow federal rules when holding them. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on why the ag has a problem with the feds. grace. >> reporter: she says the intent was good but the execution is overly brought meaning i.c.e. is deporting too many people. according to her research, about a third of the 28,000 people deported were not even criminals and -- 82,000 people deported were not even criminals and she issued the policy change today. >> that's been some confusion and we have been approached by law enforcement up and down the state asking for clarity. >> reporter: she issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want that rape victim to be sure in knowing if
in between weather systems. cbs 5 hi-def doppler showing completely dry conditions right now this break will last until tomorrow afternoon. that's a nice chunk of time we'll be without rainfall. then here comes the heavy stuff that's going to hit north of the golden gate first. and then we all will share in that heavy rainfall by friday morning. it's going to get sloppy, punch numbers 2 and 3 from mother nature involving tropical moisture. i have colored it in green. it's going to be carried into the bay area by a strong area of low pressure and several inches of rainfall still likely beginning friday and lasting through the weekend. let's talk specifics now. sonoma county still looking at 6 to 9" of total rainfall by monday. marin county less but a lot. 6" in alameda county. santa clara county 2 to 5." so flooding is a possibility with rainfall totals like that. we'll talk more about the specific timing and when that sunshine going to coming back coming up. >> thank you. >>> the wet weather made a mess of bay area roads. some spots are still flooded. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us that
fell in the santa cruz mountains and cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has that part of our coverage and word of a death that may be linked to this storm. joe. >> reporter: dana, we have spent our time up here in the santa cruz mountains but along the coastline in the swollen sokel creek which is in the town of capitola, this morning joggers found a body that washed up in the creek. now, police are being careful about this body. they are saying there is no sign of foul play. they say it appears to be a man in his 30s. but coincidentally there were also signs for a missing person in the area. so they are not positive that man was a victim of the storm. that investigation continues. now, back out live here in the mountains. folks here are used to the rain perhaps a little too used to as we saw folks clearing a road in what might be a dangerous manner. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol hendricks says it appears to be rising more dramatically than she has seen in years. she says 1 1/2 days ago it was tow dry you could walk across the bottom near downtown boulder creek. >> pret
. mark phillips with an announcement today from the palace. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sent a sharp warning today to bashar al-assad the syrian dictator who is fighting a rebellion by his own people. assad has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the united states into that middle east conflict. here's how mr. obama put it. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> pelley: so why did the president say it today? david martin hat the pentagon has been talking to his sources. >> reporter: this is a commercial satellite photo of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for use. orders
. then a short time later a major power outage knocked out the rail system. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in san francisco where crews are working to get the trains back on track. liz? >> reporter: yeah, between 40,000 to 50,000 commuters were affected this evening. some took over two hours to get home. the muni meltdown all began here with a gruesome accident. >> all of a sudden she came across and i had seen her and the trolley. i mean it kept going past her and i had seen her. but when the trolley went past, i didn't see her. >> reporter: brandon watched as a woman in a wheelchair clipped the back of the trolley dragged underneath the trolley car along market from deloris to church street. >> she might have been bending over when the incident occurred. >> reporter: the woman was taken to the hospital for life- threatening injuries. that accident happened at 5:30 shutting down service. 45 minutes later, another meltdown. the transformer that gives power to all the underground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire underground transits. >> apparently it was damaged with wa
of state lawmakers since the 1930s. today 39 new members of the state assembly took the oath of office. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee in sacramento tonight with that. grace. >> reporter: well, allen, the senate class is also sworn in today. they had 9 new members but most of them have had experience in the assembly and that's really unlike this new assembly class that we are seeing a lot of inexperienced freshmen as you mentioned. despite that and maybe because of that the atmosphere here today at the capital is actually very hopeful and excited. a lot like the first day of school. >> members elect raise your right hands and repeat after me. >> reporter: with that, california's new assembly was sworn in today with democrats dominating with 55 of the 80 members. families with young children crowded the floor with the rest of the family often waving on from up above. freshmen assemblyman frank bigelow from madera county said he was humbled by the whole process. >> yesterday i was slogging in the mud feeding cows and today here i am being sworn in as a representative of the people of the
power outages tomorrow. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with pg&e's tree trimming team. they have been out all morning. >> reporter: yes. they have been hitting different spots across the bay area, frank and michelle. we know what it's like to be in the storm. we not high winds and the heavy -- we know the high winds and the heavy rain but prepping is a major task. pg&e showed us their offensive tactics they use. pg&e ready for round 2 of storms to hit the bay area. the next one even bigger than the first. >> we are out here trimming trees as we can and do year round but any break in the storm we'll be out there restoring folks and getting ready for the next wave of storms. >> reporter: off the bay area coast we saw a preview of what's to come. strong winds paired with a heavy sheet of rain is a combination that could result in massive power outages. >> when you get this wind, this 'em on in the season, a lot of the leaves are still on the trees that we can see here. acts like sails and can bring do your healthy trees into power lines, which we saw yesterday. >> re
predictions before they decide what to do. live in napa, cbs 5. >>> and along the flood river, the flood warning fourgonville is canceled. this is a look at the russian river. because of lag times between rainfall and runoff getting to the river it is still expected to swell just below flood stage. and with any major storm there were problems on the roads this morning. in one case the water caused a pothole to open up on highway 4 in pittsburgh. two dozen -- two dozen cars hit it and had to pull over. this is on the westbound side of highway 4. crews shut down the free way to make repairs. >>> and the rain makes the roads wet and slick it was a bad scenario on highway 24 in orinda as a series of crashes tied up the eastbound labe for a few hours and then it got first. cbs 5 reporter ann maco vick shows us what happened to three firefighters at the accident scene. >> they never saw this suv coming at them. >> reporter: photographer glenn necessariy was shooting an accident on highway 24 when he saw another happen before his eyes. an suv clipped a fire truck, flipped over and hit six peopl
some time. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> in the santa cruz mountains a whole section of hillside simply vanished taking the road with it. vine hill road in scotts valley remains closed in both directions near the highway 17 summit. cruise don't know how long it will take to fix that and reopen it to traffic. >> communities across the bay area are still dealing with downed trees, power problems and muddy roads. hundreds of homeowners also had their hands full are leaky roofs. local roofers say the calls have been pouring in. >> we got so many calls that right now everybody is probably waiting just for the appointment to see what's needed to be done on the roof. an average of a week and a half. >> that's just the estimate. many companies are already backed up about six weeks for repairs. and it wasn't just the rain that caused problems. strong wins knocked down power lanes all across the bay area. leaving hundreds of thousands without power. pg&e crews worked through the night restoring power to 99% of the customers affected. and they are still working. right now, more than 2700 are still
are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all uti
away has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo explains saving birds turned out to be a projector much larger than expected. >> reporter: the bart board of directors is expected to approve the $5 million price tag for overtime and equipment. the cost of either shooing these birds away or protecting the ones that decided to stay. >> we had a sense of what we were going to get into, but we didn't really understand how -- the magnitude of it. >> reporter: who could have imagined that red-tailed hawks, house finches and morning doves could be so stubborn. there are prime nesting acres along the pacific flyway and a favorite nesting spot for 500 protected species. >> during the peak of construction in 2011, it was just -- i thought we were at war with birds. it was like the movi "birds." they were everywhere. >> reporter: bart is building the warm springs extension near lake elizabeth and something had to give, not the birds. one morning dove pair tried 11 times in one day to build its nest. >> if anybody had an idea we tried it. we tried sprinklers, reflec
a takeover. they agreed to a compliance director. cbs 5 insider says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will have someone within the department to make sure that changes are made. and if they aren't made they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and command staff. the city on the other hand gets to hold on to its popular police chief and gets another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover. something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops. >> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland just a few hours ago. the mayor was there. so was the police chief. neighbors tell cbs 5 recorder linda yee it seems to them that it was more talk and few real promises of any action. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted up front violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. >> i feel your pain. >> reporter: deputy chief, captains, lieutenants talked about programs they're using. there the focus
in palo alto. that's where a masked man broke in an apartment and woke up a woman inside. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is on the scene where k-9 dogs are helping with the search. >> reporter: they so far have not found this guy. in happened here at this -- it happened here at this apartment complex at high and a thorn in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. -- hawthorne in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. a woman found a man in her apartment, she screamed and he ran way. she lived on the ground floor of the building in downtown palo alto. police aren't saying how the man got in. police blocked off the neighborhood and sent dogs to search for him. no luck. so they have since opened the streets back up, called the dogs and are interviewing the woman right now. >> at this point in time, she is safe and unharmed. she is with detectives and they are conducting interviews and the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: we don't know how get to in, whether he took in or whether he may have sexually assaulted the woman. a lot of unanswered questions. this guy is on the loose presumably here in palo alto. anne ma
as a health and safety issue as well and it's big. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us about the clean-up and how long it might take to get it all fixed. >> reporter: blame the weather for the sinkhole but this is definitely not what the people who live in this neighborhood want to see out of their window. a 20-foot sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole
raising major concerns for fewer crews on the scene right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with video. >> reporter: frank and michelle, that gushing water actually slammed into the scaffolding of the building behind me. you can see that damage there. you can see part of the beam has been bent in and that's why the roads are blocked, because authorities are right now trying to assess if that scaffolding i safe. video from earlier shows gushing watertown 40 feet high. water at up to 40 feet. they were trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, he fled and crashed into a hydrant causing the water break. police took the driver into custody suspected of dui and we don't know at this point if the driver sustained any injuries. back out live, essex street off folsom is blocked. if you are going to the bay bridge, you have to find a different route. a firefighter said that they are going to assess the safety of that scaffolding and once they find out it is safe they will reopen these roads hopefully that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran,
. captioning sponsored by cbs ponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. three b.p. oil company employees appeared in federal court today, heo of them charged with 11 counts of involuntary manslaughter. those are for the 11 crewmen killed in 2010 when the deepwater horizon explode excluded and sank in the gulf of mexico. the well ran wild for more than 80 days, unleashing the largest accidental oil spill in history. mark strassmann is covering the courthouse for us in new orleans tonight. mark. mark. >> reporter: scott, this prosecution moves away from the b.p. spill's environmental and economic impacts. instead, its the preventable deaths of 11 people. bob kaluza oversaw safety for b.p. aboard the deepwater horizon when the rig exploded. >> i did not cause this tragedy. i am innocent. and i put my trust, reputation, and future in the hands of the judge and the jury. >> reporter: donald vidrine, another b.p. senior supervisor aboard the rig, also pleaded not guilty. they were in charge of a test that indicated a combustible gas had seeped into wel
to the test whenever we get a lot of rain. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in daly city in the neighborhood that was recently hit by a river of mud from a pipe that fell apart. we can't forget those images, cate. >> reporter: no. i know that the city has spent close to half million dollars trying to replace the soil and vegetation in this area. and city leaders even admitted to us that there could be more aging pipes in the area. but the reality is for most cities, the money to do the work is not there. as we have seen in the past, aging pipes and storm drains pushed past their limits sometimes caused by relentless storms also causing devastating damage sometimes deadly accidents. the american society of civil engineers says putting off maintenance work is not an option and it's that cautionary tale for the bay area. pay now or pay up to 10 times more later. engineers grade the bay area's roadways, urban stormwater and flood control a desperately low "d." the bay area needs to spend nearly $3 billion a year to maintain the infrastructure. >> pipelines that were designed to be in the ground
, properties damaged. this is only the second of three big storms. >> cbs 5 hi-def doppler tracking the storm and making sense of it all. one busy guy today our meteorologist lawrence karnow. it's nonstop from the get-go because it's a slow-moving storm. it's different than the last one that moved through. urban and small stream flood advisory for most of the bay area except napa and sonoma counties. we have to watch out for flooding in the san jose area. they continue to see rain coming down there. moderate to heavy rain. they are not the only ones. east bay seeing plenty of rain, as well. but we are starting to get an idea we may be getting toward the back side but the rainfall is impressive. this is about the last 12 hours. almost 8" of rain in venado in the north bay, over 7" and counting in mount umunum in the santa cruz mountains, over 3" in santa rosa an inch in san francisco, 1.47" in concord, 1.19" in san jose. we are seeing the become side of this coming up here. another storm on the way will bring heavy rain and flooding. we'll keep our eyes on that for you. >> thank you. >>> a cbs
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round one wasn't so bad. but the worst is yet to come. the new timetable for when the next storm will arrive. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off tonight. we have team coverage of the storms headed our way. first, paul deanno. >> one down, two to go. the next two are gonna be the big ones. a lot of rainfall heading our way, but not tonight. here is our high-def doppler. can't find a drop of rainfall. here's what to expect. we will be rain-free all the way through tomorrow afternoon. but then here comes the heavy stuff. the heavy stuff will arrive from the north and we'll all be tapping into that heavy rainfall by friday morning. look at these rainfall totals. that yellow color you see in the north bay, that's five inches of rain by saturday evening. that's only round no. 2. we still have round no. 3 after that. total rainfall? we're talking 6 to 9 inches in portions of sonoma county. 5 to 9 inches for marin and alameda, including oakland. 3 to 6 inches of rain
interactive high def doppler radar. it's online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. cbs -- nine supreme court judges on monday the nation's highest court will take on proposition 8. it could deny to review the case which means the lower court ruling stands and same-sex couples here in california could legally marry as soon as next week. >> are we as a society that is going to allow one category of people to be denied the same rights everyone else has? it's fundamental. and for that reason it is a very big deal. >> state attorney general. there is a good chance the supreme court will decide to review prop 8. that would mean the case would be heard early next year and decision would be made by june. >>> in other bay area headlines this morning, a manhunt in the south bay after an armed robbery turned deadly. someone shot and killed a man in his mansion on friday and during that robbery the suspect also beat up his wife according to police. now they are trying to figure outfit home was targeted or if that was a random invasion. >>> we should know by next month whether san jose will allow gamblin
in napa, cbs 5. >>> this is the way the russian river looked it this morning. a viewer sent this picture taken sufficient ral hours before the flood warning was lifted. this is the russian river yesterday. because of lag times between the rainfall and run off getting to the river, it is expected to swell just below flood stage overnight. >>> very different problems for drivers this morning. one of the worst messes was 4 in pittsburgh -- was highway 4 in pittsburgh. this was in the westbound lanes. crews came in quickly. >>> here is what it looked like driving on 101 this morning. not many cars on the road. you can see the rain coming down hard. another problem for the roads, the rain makes them wet and slick. it was a pretty bad scenario on highway 24 where there was a series of four crashes. the last one led to these three firefighters getting hurt. cbs 5 reporter shows us the moment that it happened. >> they never saw this suv coming at them. >> reporter: this photographer was shooting an accident on highway 24 this morning when he saw another happen before his eyes. an suv clipped a
. it opened up near the summit on highway 29. cbs reporter gives us the look at that crater. >> the dirt underneath gave way just before noon and one entire lane vanished. as bad as the damage looks from the surface the remainer of the roadway remains in jeopardy as there is nothing underneath sup porting the pavement. >> within a few minutes the cracks, big pieces of asphalt, going, sliding down the hills. >> she lives so close to the road there were several lost trees in the collapse as debris rolled downhill. >> you can see the whole road is undermined. a lot of water flowing through. we lost half of the road. >> he caught some of the early damage on his phone. the rain overnight was very heavy. some came out to get a look, concerned about the impact of the road closure my lived here almost half my life and never seen this before. in the younger days we went to school here. >> unusual. >> it is. it is. it is, wow. >> the river staid within its banks near the covered bridge. an area that is flooded. >> residents were watching the river carefully. >> it rained hard last night. came up h
're barricaded in, why not make our business a little more mobile. >> cbs five. >> diners at the shellville grill in sonom accounty sits just -- the grill stays open even when the roads are closed. >> as clong as the water doesn't come in, i'm happy. >> the owner says this area is prone to flooding. he keeps pictures from past floods on the walls of the restaurant. back in 2005, the shellville grill filled with about two feet of water. >> when there's back to back storms, there's really nothing you can do expect wait it out. >> diners seemed happy to wait it out. >> i think it's great. we're kind of braving the floods. >> he has put up retaining walls and screwed wood on the door just in case. he's had to fix a lot of tam -- damage in the past but calls it character. >> i'll wait until it almost comes in the door and we exit throughout the kitchen. >> in shellville, cbs five. >> the destruction caused by toppled trees. >> it's the day after the strongest storms pounded the bay area putting this family in danger. this tree knocked this power line down and the family behind me is being kept inside
. >> the transit system is recovering from a power outage and an accident with some serious injuries, as well. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where power in the subway is back on at this hour. good morning. >> reporter: that's good news for morning commuters. again there's basically sorted out a bit of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major pro
, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> we had some heavy rainfall this evening and that wasn't even round 3. the timetable of when this heavy rainfall will arrive and when it's finally going to move out. coming up. >>> moving people and homes out of the danger tonight. the river communities bracing tonight for floods. emergency crews kept business on the peninsula during a torrential rain. good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. well, here we go again. the last drenching round of rain from the triple whammy of moisture coming off the pacific. this last storm moved ashore about dinnertime and many parts of the bay area have been getting soaked ever since. let's get right to chief meteorologist paul deanno for the timing on this last wave of rain. >> what you had this evening appeared to be heavy enough that you may have thought it was that last wave of rainfall but actually it was a couple hours before the main event. hi-def doppler tracked that heavy rainfall all evening long, especially over the peninsula, the
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